T-Shirt Slogans Seen @ Solid Sound, 6/24/17



You can tell a lot about a band by the t-shirts that their fans wear to their concert. At a festival, it’s more of a hodge-podge. At Day Two of the Solid Sound festival, we spotted dozens of different Wilco t-shirts, but far and away the most ubiquitous t-shirt slogan declared, “We’re All in This Together,” amended in smaller lettering underneath with “Except Trump. He’s a Dick.”

Here’s a random sampling of some other t-shirts spotted at Solid Sound at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, June 24:

The Band
Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles
Umphrey’s McGee
Portugal. The Man
Dance Like Russia Isn’t Watching
Smashing Pumpkins
World Party
To Write Love on Her Arms
The Jayhawks
Feel the Tonic Boom!
Haiti Pays De Mes Reves
The J. Geils Band
CSNY, Freedom of Speech 2006

The Tour Tour Two, the Meat Puppets
Brewed in Mass., Not Mass Brewed
Wild Adriatic
Old 97s County Fair
Listen to Kurt Cobain
Dave Rawlings Machine
Built to Spill
The Walkmen
The Feelies
Here’s to Taking to Road Less Traveled
Vermont State Park, Stay Outside
Mountain Dew
Sun Records, Where Rock & Roll Was Born
KPIG, 107.5FM
Heartless Bastards
Please Hold Steady
Lego City Firefighter
Workers Unite Film Festival
Parker Is My Homeboy
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton
Big Star
Live Jazz, Andy’s, Chicago
Ithaca Is Gorges
The National
Stone Roses
Tina & the Goose
Split Lip Rayfield
Guided by Voices
King Crimson
Hattori Hanzo, Swords & Sushi
Jason Isbell Youth League Baseball
The Price Is Right
It Was Just a Laugh, Just a Laugh
Feel the Byrne
Patti Smith, Horses
Eat a Peach for Peace
Foxes Against Facism
Coffee! It’s What’s for Dinner
Mobile Fidelity Records
Car Seat Headrest
Lionel Richie
Northampton Swamp Dogs
Death to the Pixies
Jeff the Brotherhood
JD McPherson Band
Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue
Hell Is on the Way Tour 1992
Together We Will Win
The White Stripes
Fort Useless
The Call of the Wild, Jack London
Robots Have Feelings
Large Caliber Test Team, Size Does Matter
Pharoah Sanders
Cowboy Bebop
Goal for It
Pearl Jam
Sizzle Pie Famous Pizza
Miracle Legion
John Prine
The Replacements
Spice Girl
Violent Femmes
Love and Rockets
Dinosaur Jr.
Weed ‘Em and Reap
Singin’ Utters
Brown’s Brewing Co.
Never Lose Your Edge
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex, Mercer St., NYC
Saturn Bar, New Orleans
Louisville Is for Haters
T.T. the Bear, Est. 1973
Never Retire
Courtney Barnett
The Decemberists
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
I’m Voting for Bernie!
If You Don’t Know Jorma, You Don’t Know Jack
Eat Your Veggies
Support Your Local Artist
99% Invisible
Would. Could. Should. Did.
Newport Folk Festival, 2014
Eric Church
The Dead Milkmen
Bad Brains
Lake Street Dive
Potters for Peace
Mouse Rat
Elevate Judo
Stax Records
The Clash
Expressway to Your Heart
Deer Tick
David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust
Music City Highway
The Dandy Warhols
Bay Area Rare Record Fair
Girls Rock
Mermaid Sisters
Steely Dan
Brian Wilson, Pet Sounds, 2017
I Want to Leave
Austin City Limits
R U Kitten Me?
Don’t Frack My Mother
Moon Boot Lover
Just Good Beer
Reefer Madness
Bob Marley
The Gin Blossoms
Queens of the Stone Age
J.J. Cale
Grand Ole Opry
Grey Fox, 2016
Frankie Cosmos
Maxwell’s, Hoboken
Drive-By Truckers
Easy Street Records
Beer Makes Me Happy
Keep Westcott Weird
Pitchfork Records
My Morning Jacket
Just Give Me Some Truth
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Steve Wynn’s Yard Dog Spring Training, 2011
The Toy & Action Figure Museum
Call Back in 20 Minutes
Del Yeah
Del Fuegos
The Doors
Felice Brothers
Love Art
Velvet Underground
Coming to Your Happy Town
Vonnegut 5
Ryan Adams
Spread Good Vibes
Siena College Saints
LCD Soundsystem
Death from Above
I’m a Bitter Southerner
Felix the Cat
The Shake!
Ear Candy Music
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Twin Peaks
Live Your Adventure
Heron Oblivion
Keb’ Mo’
San Franpsycho
Life Amplified…
The Rolling Stones, Berlin, 1976
All Day Everyday
Knuckle Sandwich
Fast Faster Fastest
Give All the Damns
I Run Because…
Fuckin’ Slayer
Session Americana
Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
Don’t Mess With Rhode Island, Either
Slow Down, Loosen Up
Uncle Ebeneezer’s Ziron Encrusted Tweezers
Billy Idol
Upstate Rubdown
John Coltrane
Philadelphia Folk Festival
All Good Things Are Wild and Free
Dirt Bag
Your Favorite Band Sucks.
Moon Hooch
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
Bridge School Benefit
Disco Biscuits
Thrasher Magazine
Todd Snider Band
Shaky Knees Music Festival
The Low Beat
Podcast Junkies
More Cowbell
Snarky Puppy
Delta Spirit
Live the Life You Imagine
Rolling Fatties: Local Food Creating a Buzz
Make Cupcakes, Not War
Sepultura, Machine Messiah
Sigur Ros
Williams Rocket Science
Taste Liberty, Drink Philly
Handlebar Coffee Roasters
Magnolia Electric Co.

  1. Ross Marvin says

    So this is my favorite part of Nippertown and I wait every two years for this list with the same gusto and excitement I feel for Solid Sound. To me, Dance Like Russia Isn’t Watching was the clear gold medalist of the weekend, though I purposely wore a shirt on Saturday to see if I could make the list (alas, I didn’t make the cut). Years ago, I signed a petition which came with a free t-shirt (which was the main reason I signed up). The shirt never ceases to draw comments when I wear it out, much to the chagrin of whomever happens to be my companion. It has a picture of the planet on it and reads “Don’t Frack My Mother”, ha. Thought I’d add it to the list here as I am pretty sure you nailed all the rest. The Internet has really been a gift to obscure t-shirt enthusiasts…I could probably get a nice buck for the fracking t-shirt on the eBay. Great work on this and all other Nipper endeavors–still the best site in the Capital Region in my humble opinion.

  2. Greg says

    Ross, check the list again. Your “Don’t Frack My Mother” did indeed make the cut. It’s right there between R U Kitten Me? and Moon Boot Lover… And thanks for the kind words and support for Nippertown.

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